Quiche is a versatile pie. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner and a plethora of veggie, meat and cheese combinations. It has a beautiful crust called pate brisee that bakes up flaky but will hold up to the liquid filling by blind baking it first. Make sure when changing the fillings that the veggies are sautéed…

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Savory French Toast

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  No matter what time I eat my first meal, 6am up to noon-ish, I want breakfast.  I usually want something sweet, like doughnuts, but occasionally I try to add more nutrition to my day. The french toast part of this equation is the same, it’s just the…

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Chocolate Rose

If you like Tootsie rolls, you will love these chocolate clay roses. It isn’t hard to make either; really if you can manipulate play dough, you can do this.  And, if you mess up you just eat your mistakes. You can make them in all different colors and sizes.  You can also use this clay to…

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French Macrons

Macrons are one of my favorite cookies in the whole world. I’m a texture person. I like how they are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, and the creaminess of the buttercream. Yum! This can be a versatile recipe if you are careful with the ingredients.  When switching out the…

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Black Bean Tortilla

These are the best tortillas I have ever tasted, and wonderfully easy to make if you have a food processor. I used them to make chicken fajitas. Yum!! Flour black bean tortillas Ingredients 3 cups unbleached (or all-purpose flour) ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup canned black beans, drained 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil 2/3…

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Fabulous French Onion Soup

I have been completely knocked out with a head cold for the last few days. When I finally felt up to a cooking something other than ramen noodles, I was craving something comforting and easy on the throat. However, I wasn’t able to go to the store, so I had to work with the supplies I…

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Biscuits and Gravy

Originally posted on sweetnsavoryfood:
Saturday Morning Breakfast I am a little handicapped in my blogging capacity right now as I am visiting with my two daughters in Iowa City, IA.  They are attending college at the University of Iowa and have a small 2 bedroom apartment.  Luxurious for them being their first place, but not…

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An apple a day…pie!

Originally posted on sweetnsavoryfood:
I am not sure that all college students are like my children, but they definitely do not eat enough fruits and vegetables.  So, we had a few extra apples that were going to get soft if something was not done.  I like Waldorf salad, but the girls do not like walnuts. What…

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Flourless Chocolate Cupcake

Originally posted on sweetnsavoryfood:
This little package is quite deceiving, it may look like just another chocolate treat, but it is quite decadent. The cake is flourless, dense and extremely chocolate. The frosting is like eating a piece of fudge; the two together can quench anyones chocolate craving. My daughter’s 21st birthday was yesterday, the…

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